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My wife tried a DE razor

My wife tried a DE razor. She couldn’t find her Mach 3. She told me she grabbed my blue razor, but it didn’t have a blade. I hooked her up with a brand new GSB blade in my blue Henson medium razor. I asked her what she was going to use for a soap. She said just regular shower bar soap. I asked her how the shave was she said it was pretty but good but maybe a little too aggressive. I told her Henson makes a milder razor with all sorts of fun colors. When she learned of the cost it didn’t sway her. I told her that DE blades cost pennies, but she just said she doesn’t shave that much. She suggested maybe our daughter would like it because she shaves more.
 

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Girls call me Makaluod
Fortunately none of my girlfriends will shave with a straight razor. Can't understand why. They enjoy watching me shave with a straight razor.
 
I asked the wife last night that if hers was lost or broken would she replace it. She immediately responded with, "Yes, I really like it."

Doing a quick search I saw one place had them listed for $60 instead of the usual $70.
 
Did you try shaving her yourself? It could just have been her technique.
We both have using DEs for years now. It was the Slim. I have two and dislike the shaves both give, even after trying numerous blade brands and shave creams/soaps. I closely inspected both razors and, to my eye using a jeweler’s loupe, they don’t have blade alignment issues. I put it down to Gillette Slims just aren’t for us, in the way that Rex Ambassador or Vikings Blade Emperor wasn’t for me.
 
I think I have a similar issue with the Slim. Mine's an M1 (1967) and likewise I don't see any blade alignment issues. It just does not seem to provide a comfortable shave for me.
 
Fortunately I got my wife her purple Henson when they were new and much cheaper. Sadly, it was the purple color that sealed the deal and not the economics. Women....
I do have to say, I do have my ultra-girly moments where it's all about the aesthetic, but, is it really just a girl thing? I think not. I hear how you guys wax eloquent on this or that razor or brush... its called shaving porn for a reason, and one of the indicators of RAD is buying something you don't need, because of how it looks. Now if I can just pull myself away from all the pretty Yaqi brushes I don't need. :) :) :p
 
My wife tried a DE razor. She couldn’t find her Mach 3. She told me she grabbed my blue razor, but it didn’t have a blade. I hooked her up with a brand new GSB blade in my blue Henson medium razor. I asked her what she was going to use for a soap. She said just regular shower bar soap. I asked her how the shave was she said it was pretty but good but maybe a little too aggressive. I told her Henson makes a milder razor with all sorts of fun colors. When she learned of the cost it didn’t sway her. I told her that DE blades cost pennies, but she just said she doesn’t shave that much. She suggested maybe our daughter would like it because she shaves more.

Good to see you Slock, been awhile since I seen that HAL9000 eye! 😝

I really enjoyed your story, because I could see, that it was about a new DE wet shaver in the making. Most woman use carts, its because its whats available on the market, and its what they are used to. But, your lady has just had her first experience, into the world of wet shaving. But it wasn't started off quite right, Slock will fix that.

We can't be using no bath soaps, no sir! We need to be using shaving soap, and Slock will hook up his lady with the best stuff! And not only that. You are so right what you told her, about how Hensen has these razors in different aggression's, and in different colors! I am sure she loves pink, purple, or blue, well, Hensen has got her covered!

So, ya, get her one of the milder aggression's, in a color that she likes. Hook her up with some quality soap. And if she wants aftershave too, I am sure you can hook her up with some of that too. A new wet shaver in the making, which means, a new believer as well. I am sure everyone will welcome her to the community, if she should chose to join up with B&B, so she can fall down the same proverbial rabbit hole as the rest of us. 😝

Slock, your post has made me very happy today woohoo! :thumbup:
 
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